Party Pointer: The History of Halloween Part 2

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Learn more about this popular holiday in The History of Halloween Part 2. Trick-or-treating has now become a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking... READ MORE

Tablescape: Great Pumpkin Party Buffet

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Are you a fan of Charles Schultz’s Peanuts gang–Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Woodstock and their friends? I have loved them since childhood–I drew large-scale Peanuts characters for a middle school dance decorations... READ MORE

Party Plan: Types of Costume Parties

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  When I was young, my mother made all my Halloween costumes. She was a fabulous seamstress, and she made the best outfits for me. She made me a Little Red Riding Hood... READ MORE

Resource: Halloween Treats by Donata Maggipinto

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These days, Halloween is the most popular holiday next to Christmas. At its heart are family and friends having fun together-which is what Halloween Treats by Donata Maggipinto is all about. This compilation... READ MORE

Party Pointer: Five More Vintage Party Games

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I am a huge lover of classic vintage films–especially musicals. I love to watch films showing home life in earlier days–from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. I especially love scenes of parties... READ MORE

Tablescape: VMI Band Tailgate

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One of my sons was a member of Band Company during his years at Virginia Military Institute. He was in band throughout high school, so being assigned to Band Company was expected. On... READ MORE

Party Plan: Chili Cookoff

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On cold days, nothing goes better with football and beer than a hearty bowl of chili. Throwing a chili cookoff for your friends one Sunday afternoon is a perfect way to get your... READ MORE